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Life under lockdown: tourist street in Vietnam hit hard by shutdown to stop Covid-19

Vietnam has been praised by international health experts for implementing one of the world’s best-organised epidemic control measures amid the Covid-19 pandemic. On March 31, 2020, the Vietnam government ordered a nationwide lockdown to stop the spread of the coronavirus, and as of the end of June the country had reported just over 300 infections and zero deaths. But the measures have taken a toll on the tourism and hospitality industry. Bui Vien Street in Ho Chi Minh City is filled with…